2 Works for You holds peanut butter drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

TULSA – 2 Works for You and Two Men and a Truck held a peanut butter drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Friday.

2NEWS anchors, reporters and volunteers from both the Food Bank and Two Men and a Truck were curbside at the 2 Works for You studios accepting donations Friday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

After the donations were done being collected, the boxes were taken to be weighed.

The end result counted out as 1,614 pounds of peanut butter collected.

One donor even brought an envelope of $300.  The total amount of donations collected was $542.47.  That's 2,170 meals!

PHOTOS of the peanut butter donation drive outside our studio

Donations were made by driving curbside to the studio in Brookside at 37th and Peoria.

“This will help us fill a big need and get it to families just in time for school,” said Tara Harris, community engagement coordinator for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

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The Food Bank can accept any and all peanut butter collected and will give it to families at their Free Families Farmers’ Market.

The Free Family Farmers’ Markets provide fresh produce and bakery items to low-income students and their families through a partnership with Community Action Project and their Early Childhood Development Centers. Protein-packed items are always the most needed items at the Food Bank. This important program gives low-income local families a means of providing healthy foods to their children.

According to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, one in four of Oklahoma’s children are at risk of going to bed hungry. Oklahoma consistently ranks in the top 10 states experiencing food insecurity.

Thank you Tulsa!

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